November 20, 2021

Have you been dreaming about buying a new property for a long time? Despite all your best intentions and experience, the home‑buying process can be complex. There are many hurdles to overcome with a mortgage, a promise to purchase, and conditions to meet. However, with careful planning, you can do it! 

Read this article to familiarize yourself with the step‑by‑step home‑buying process. You’ll also benefit from our team of experts’ advice on building a fully customized prefabricated home or vacation home. 


What could be more disappointing than falling in love with a property only to realize that the price is beyond your budget? Defining your budget is essential to avoid wasting time and disappointment. Don’t hesitate to contact a financial advisor or mortgage broker, who can help you paint a realistic picture of your situation and assess your borrowing capacity. That way, you’ll know how much your financial institution can lend you based on your annual income, credit rating and other information you’ve provided. 

That said, building a prefabricated home offers many advantages and excellent value for money. The reason? The purchasing power of materials and control over factory manufacturing conditions. Of course, aspects of a home, such as surface area, layout and choice of materials, will have an impact on the final price. Nevertheless, you’ll have an idea of how much leeway you have to transform your dream into a reality without having to sacrifice your other life projects. 


Even before scheduling your first meeting with our team, assessing your current needs and determining how they might evolve is important. In addition to your lifestyle, your considerations could include, such things as : 

  • Location 
  • Type of home 
  • Living area 
  • The number of rooms 
  • Layout

Whether you are looking for a two‑storey house, bungalow or cottage, once you’ve thought about it, it will be much easier to select a few plans during an initial meeting with our team.


By doing business with ProFab, you can build your property in the location you want—all while benefiting from our inspectors’ expertise in analyzing your project’s feasibility. When they visit the site you’ve chosen, they’ll assess the feasibility of delivering all the modules and make recommendations on how to prepare the site for delivery. That will make your life a whole lot easier! 

Looking for the perfect place to call home? Our housing advisors are always on the lookout for new developments in different regions of Québec. As a result, we’re able to guide you through this crucial step in the home‑buying process, making the entire process faster and easier.

Aerial view of lots to build prefabricated housing.


It’s usually during the second meeting that a project really takes shape! Together, we’ll customize your chosen plan to suit your tastes and lifestyle perfectly. Whether it’s based on one of our models or a hand‑drawn sketch, it doesn’t matter! Everything can be modified: room dimensions and layout, door and window locations, exterior cladding and finishing materials. 

Once you’ve taken this step, you’ll receive a detailed estimate, including the cost, the materials selected and timetable for your project. Our goal is to build a customizable and high‑quality home. 


When it comes to personalizing your modular home, every detail needs to be considered to optimize your project! ProFab Design Center‘s team of architecture experts and kitchen and interior designers will guide you in every decision you make. 

From kitchen and bathroom cabinets to countertops, faucets, flooring, doors and moldings, and even the location of electrical outlets and light fixtures, our team is with you every step of the way to meet your expectations. You’ll find everything under one roof, and you’ll be able to choose all the aspects that will make up your future home in a single day! This unique buying experience is appreciated by all our customers!

conseillière en présentation des choix couleurs d'armoires.


You’ve finally reached the actual construction stage. Once you’ve carefully chosen the plot you want to build on and paid close attention to every finishing detail, it’s time to bring your project to life! 

To do this, you’ll need to apply for permits from the city or municipality where you’ll be living and obtain home insurance. Then, you’ll need to call in a surveyor to assess the site for your new home, who will issue a mandatory site plan for all new buildings. Once these steps have been completed, you can start excavating and building the foundations of your future home. 

A huge advantage: our experts can handle foundation work in many regions of Qu.bec. Contact us for more information. 

View of a prefabricated house installation site.


Factory‑built within a week, module by module and protected from the elements, your prefabricated home is then delivered and assembled on schedule. 

Our promise is to build a home with top‑of‑the‑range products and materials, using construction methods and ethics that are the result of over 35 years’ experience. To achieve this, we ensure rigorous control of every stage of construction, both in the factory and on the building site. 

Once your manufactured home or cottage is in place, our professionals will take care of the woodwork, plumbing and electrical connections. You’ll then be able to finish the interior, including plastering, painting and installing the floor coverings. Then, all you have to do is pack your boxes and move into your new home! 

to find out how we can help you with your next project.

We know that the home‑buying process can be complex. Between the financial and emotional issues, there are many elements to consider. That said, our team of experts will work with you every step of the way to make this fabulous project attractive, durable, safe and affordable.